Museo Storico Nazionale dell'Arte Sanitaria, Rome

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The Museo Storico Nazionale dell'Arte Sanitaria is located within the Ospedale di Santo Spirito in Sassia at 3, Lungotevere in Sassia in Rome .HistoryThe museum originates from a former anatomical museum, increased with the collections of Giovanni Carbonelli and Pietro Capparoni. The collections of the early museum, having educational purposes, are still in place.The idea for the creation of the current museum came from the International Exhibition of Retrospective Art, held in Rome in 1911. The Institute for the Historic Museum of Healthcare Art (ISIDAS) was founded in 1920 and in 1934 turned into the Academy of History of Healthcare Art (ASAS), having the foundation of the Museum among its goals. In 1929 the Institute of Santo Spirito granted a wing of the hospital, located in the former Corsia Alessandrina.The museum included historical collections, which were joined to the former collection from the 1911 Exhibition; in 1931 the collection of Giovanni Carbonelli was added, in 1939 the one of the General A. Cavalli Mulinelli and later the ones of Giuseppe and Orlando Solinas.DescriptionThe museum is located in a wing of the Ospedale di Santo Spirito in Sassia. It includes a well-provided library, with books dating from the 16th to the 20th centuries. The volumes include books printed in the 16th century by Aldo Manuzio and his son (cinquecentine), as well as recipe books, manuscripts dating back to the end of the 18th and the beginning of the 19th century, anthologies, diplomas, rules, etchings and anatomical tables. The library also houses four 18th-century oil paintings portraying doctors, among which Giuseppe Flajani and his son Gaetano. A walnut shelf, coming from a monastic chapter archive, is placed along the walls.
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  • Although it has been managed in the past to the limit of possibilities, this museum tells the story of health techniques. How was medicine taught? How was human anatomy studied? What tools were used? In what eras? There is a collection of anatomical waxes used in the early twentieth century to understand the human body and its structures. There is the faithful reconstruction of an alchemical pharmacy of the seventeenth century, with attached backshop where the teriaca was prepared, a panacea for all evils. It's a fantastic time travel.
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  • The Museum is closed. And seems to work. We found no sonnets as said in a previous comment but nothing mentioned 'Museum'. The hospital staff told me that he didn't know if it was open, and a security guard said it was closed. In addition the phone does not work.
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  • We phoned to multiple numbers, two of which are non-existent and a ringing phone idle for hours, sent emails that have come back because address is no longer active, we went on site during hours and days, finding promptly closed without any directions on how to contact anyone. In the adjacent hospital nobody knows anything and rightly have other things to think about. A wasted trip, lost time and biggie. It is unacceptable as a structure carried on multiple portals and guides of the capital is practically ghost! Entrusted these properties to people who want to work and make the best capital.
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